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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – cause nearly three-quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global. Every year 17 million people under the age of 70 die of NCDs, and 86% of them live in low- and middle-income countries.
Users can explore the data below by country, accessing detailed information on noncommunicable diseases and their key risk factor
Toolkit for Outpatient Care of Severe, Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases at First-Level Hospitals
In many low- and lower-middle income countries, clinical services for chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are only available through urban referral centers. In rural areas, services for severe chronic NCDs such as type 1 diabetes and advanced rheumatic heart disease are unavailable even at district (first-level) hospitals.
The PEN-Plus Toolkit contains seven sections, each of which has implementation tools in an editable format that can be adapted to local contexts: Implementation and Work Planning; Baseline Assessment; Clinical Guideline Development; Training and Mentorship; Progressive Decentralization; Medical Informatics and Monitoring and Evaluatio